14 days in United States Itinerary

14 days in United States Itinerary

Created using Inspirock United States trip itinerary planner

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Amarillo
— 1 night
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Carlsbad
— 2 nights
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Ruidoso
— 3 nights
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Santa Fe
— 3 nights
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Durango
— 2 nights
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Colorado Springs
— 2 nights
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Amarillo

— 1 night

Yellow Rose of Texas

Known as "The Yellow Rose of Texas," Amarillo was once a series of ranches.
For other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Amarillo online travel route planner.

Columbia to Amarillo is an approximately 11-hour car ride. You can also do a combination of car and flight. May in Amarillo sees daily highs of 79°F and lows of 50°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Carlsbad.

Things to do in Amarillo

Historic Sites
Highlights from your trip

Carlsbad

— 2 nights
Carlsbad is a city in and the county seat of Eddy County, New Mexico, United States. Here are some ideas for day two: explore the fascinating underground world of Carlsbad Caverns National Park and then explore the striking landscape at Giant Dome.

To see photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Carlsbad online tour itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Amarillo to Carlsbad takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and car. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Amarillo to Carlsbad due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Amarillo in May, expect Carlsbad to be a bit warmer, temps between 87°F and 56°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Ruidoso.

Things to do in Carlsbad

Nature · Parks · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Ruidoso

— 3 nights
Ruidoso is a village in Lincoln County, New Mexico, United States, adjacent to the Lincoln National Forest. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Heart of the Desert and Old West Studio. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Spas and Trestle Recreation Area. Change things up with these side-trips from Ruidoso: Mescalero (St. Joseph Apache Mission Church & Mescalero Apache Tribe) and State Route 244 (in Cloudcroft). The adventure continues: tour the pleasant surroundings at Grindstone Lake Trail and view the masterpieces at Kenneth Wyatt Galleries.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, read Ruidoso road trip planning app.

You can drive from Carlsbad to Ruidoso in 3 hours. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from Carlsbad in May: high temperatures in Ruidoso hover around 69°F and lows are around 45°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Santa Fe.

Things to do in Ruidoso

Outdoors · Parks · Scenic Drive · Spas

Side Trips

Santa Fe

— 3 nights

City Different

Santa Fe continuously ranks among the world's top holiday destinations, attracting visitors with its unusual combination of scenic beauty, rich history, cultural diversity, and high concentration of performing arts venues, fine restaurants, and interesting attractions.
Discover out-of-the-way places like San Miguel Chapel and Santa Fe National Cemetery. Popular historic sites such as Loretto Chapel and The Cathedral Basilica of St. Francis of Assisi are in your itinerary. There's lots more to do: trek along Atalaya Mountain Hiking Trail, admire the masterpieces at Georgia O'Keeffe Museum, examine the collection at Museum of Indian Arts & Culture, and contemplate the long history of Santa Fe Plaza.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Santa Fe road trip planning website.

You can drive from Ruidoso to Santa Fe in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight; or take a bus. In May, daily temperatures in Santa Fe can reach 73°F, while at night they dip to 43°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Durango.

Things to do in Santa Fe

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Trails

Durango

— 2 nights
Originally a frontier mining town, Durango is known today for its scenic setting, outdoor activities, and the 1880s steam-powered railway that takes visitors through sections of the mountains where roads don't reach.
For ratings, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Durango trip maker.

You can drive from Santa Fe to Durango in 4.5 hours. Other options are to fly; or do a combination of bus and car. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from Santa Fe in May: high temperatures in Durango hover around 68°F and lows are around 35°F. You'll have a few hours on the 16th (Sun) to wrap things up before traveling to Colorado Springs.

Things to do in Durango

Tours · Adventure · Outdoors · Museums

Colorado Springs

— 2 nights
Stunning Garden of the Gods Park scenery, blue skies and the glory of Pikes Peak-America’s Mountain have attracted visitors to Colorado Springs for more than a century.
Start off your visit on the 16th (Sun): hike along Seven Bridges Trail and then explore the world behind art at Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center at Colorado College. On the 17th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: hike along Palmer Park, wander the streets of Old Colorado City, then get interesting insight from Colorado Wolf Adventures, and finally view the masterpieces at Commonwheel Artists Co-op.

To see reviews, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Colorado Springs itinerary planner.

Traveling by flight from Durango to Colorado Springs takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Durango in May, plan for a bit warmer nights in Colorado Springs, with lows around 42°F. You'll have a few hours on the 18th (Tue) to wrap things up before traveling home.

Things to do in Colorado Springs

Outdoors · Parks · Trails · Museums

Side Trips

United States travel guide

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Specialty Museums · Beaches · Historic Sites
More than the country of car-packed streets seen in TV shows and movies, the United States of America is a complex and diverse home to over 300 million people living in a wide range of landscapes and climates. From its big-city skyscrapers to its sprawling natural parks, the country's ''melting pot'' combines many ethnic groups that share a strong sense of national identity despite their cultural differences. A country of road trips and big blue skies, the United States harbors orderly cities filled with restaurants, parks, museums, and innumerable sightseeing opportunities, as well as pristine natural areas perfect for a holiday in the great outdoors. To see as much as you can of this diverse land quickly, drive over some of the more than 6 million km (4 million mi) of highways leading through deserts, mountain peaks, fertile fields, and giant urban centers.